- lucky country,
- lucky dip,
Origin of lucrative
Examples from the Web for lucrative
Dance instructors run a lucrative trade offering private lessons to couples before their wedding receptions, typically the tango.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Add on some lucrative sponsorship deals with Pepsi, Adidas, and Turkish Airlines, and he takes home about $65 million a year.
There is certainly a lucrative yet dignified sweet spot between small time micro-brewer and soulless mass-producer.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And this week CNPC agreed to buy 10 percent of Vankorneft, a Rosneft subsidiary, which operates the lucrative Vankor oil field.
It was the first of many hits, a lucrative side project that earned Noor around $350 per target.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan|Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ostrich farming is not only an interesting industry for the Boers, but it is a most lucrative business.The World and Its People: Book VII|Anna B. Badlam
In his latter days he was afflicted with great poverty, for the positions he held were always more honorable than lucrative.Great Italian and French Composers|George T. Ferris
The Hansa in its turn pleaded that it merely exercised the right of neutrals, and persisted in not abandoning a lucrative trade.The Hansa Towns|Helen Zimmern
The drug is smuggled across the border very easily and a lucrative trade is carried on.Camps and Trails in China|Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
Cyprus had once a lucrative trade with Syria, in the oil extracted from the seed of the jujube tree.Cyprus|Franz von Lher
Word Origin for lucrative
early 15c., from Old French lucratif "profitable" and directly from Latin lucrativus "gainful, profitable," from lucratus, past participle of lucrari "to gain," from lucrum "gain, profit" (see lucre). Related: Lucratively; lucrativeness.